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Solution Provider

Gartner Magic Quadrant on Strategic Sourcing Suites – Additional Observations

Gartner issued their magic quadrant report last week on the “strategic sourcing application suites” market. That covers providers who offer sourcing, spend analytics, contract and […]

Basware 2016 Results: Some Promising Signs – 2017 a Critical Year

Basware, probably the leading e-Invoicing firm in the world and one of the leaders in wider purchase to pay and other procurement software, announced their […]

Optimum Procurement Rises From The Ashes After Client Dispute

It is not often we are shocked, but this article yesterday on the Insider business website came as a big surprise. Optimum Procurement Services, owned […]

Trade Extensions Results – And Might Technology Threaten the 3PL World?

complex sourcing

Privately owned firms don’t have to say too much about their performance publicly, unlike those with a stock market quote. But most will make some […]

Coupa Adds AI and Machine-Learning Spend-Data Classification to its Suite

Yesterday, leading cloud-based spend management firm, Coupa, announced* its acquisition of UK-based analytics solution provider Spend360 International Ltd. “Spend360 is an analytics solution that uses […]

As a B2B Provider, Amazon May Face Up To More CSR-Type Scrutiny

The announcement that Amazon Business is opening up in Germany was interesting, and there is no doubt that the firm has a lot to offer […]

End-of-Year Procurement Tech Reviews from Spend Matters US

Our colleagues at Spend Matters US are a couple of weeks into an excellent and informative series of year-end tech reviews. The are looking at […]

Stop Press. Breaking News! Amazon Launches Business-Dedicated Service in Germany

This morning Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Business, a new, free-to-access service on Gemany's Amazon.de with “everything you love about Amazon, for work.” This […]

Basware Launches Marketplace – Interview with Ilari Nurmi

At the recent Basware Connect event, we took time out from the main sessions to speak with  Ilari Nurmi, Senior Vice-President, Purchase to Pay, at […]

Proactis Buys Millstream – Another Smart Acquisition from Yorkshire eProcurement Firm

Last week, Yorkshire-based eProcurement firm Proactis announced another acquisition, picking up Millstream Associates for some £15.5 million. It is the latest in a series of […]

BravoConnect – Jason Busch Analyses Direction and Technology

Last week, Jason Busch (Spend Matters US founder), and I spent two enjoyable and hectic days at the BravoSolution conference. You can read my initial […]

Welcome to a “Risky” New Sponsor – Can riskmethods Protect Your Business?

Eagle-eyed readers will have spotted last week a new Associate Sponsor logo appearing on the site. riskmethods (lower case and a single word) “provides comprehensive […]